Thursday, July 30, 2015 Av 14, 5775

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Jessica Steinberg, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
It's a question many a shopper in Israel has pondered, particularly if they've spent time overseas. Why does this fill-in-the-blank cost more in Israel? Whether it's a box of Cheerios, a supply of Ziploc bags or a shirt from H&M, Israelis are paying more for many consumer goods than their counterparts in Europe and North America. Consider the price for...
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Chanukah may be over, but the dreidel counting continues. An official at the Guinness Book of World Records said it will take weeks to verfy whether a massive group of Conservative movement teens succeeded in their attempt to set a new dreidel-spinning record. Last week, the buzz of more than 800 students at the annual United Synagogue Youth international convention...
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Dozens of members of Lower Merion's Orthodox community traveled to New York on New Year's Day to rally in support of a local woman who has been trying for four years to obtain a get, a Jewish decree of divorce, from her ex-husband. The demonstration represented the latest public effort to call attention to the situation of Tamar Epstein of...
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Starting next year, Temple University students will likely no longer be able to major or minor in Hebrew. Though board members must officially approve the change, officials say budgetary concerns and low enrollments make it practically a done deal. While the school will continue to offer a four-semester sequence of Hebrew for those who want to take it as a...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington —The Obama administration is engaged in a full-court press to persuade Israel that Iran's nuclear threat can be contained short of war. The U.S. lobbying has received a mixed reception from Israel, where the Netanyahu government has not ruled out a unilateral strike on Iran. Iran, meanwhile, is taking an aggressive stance in response to mounting sanctions. Last week,...
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